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A Handbook of Origami: The Complete Practical Guide with Step-by-step Techniques and Over 80 Exciting Projects (A Handbook of) [Paperback]

Rick Beech
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25 July 2003 A Handbook of
Origami is an ancient Japanese craft that has grown into a a 21st century art form. In this book, traditional classics, such as the famous Japanese crane sit side-by-side with modern pieces designed by one of the world's most respected origamists. Modular pieces and cute creatures alike are included in this all-encompassing collection of paperfolds. Over 80 projects are photographed and clearly described at every stage to ensure they are as straightforward as possible. Whether you want to make a paper dove or masu box, origami animals or action toys, this handbook has something to offer.

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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Southwater (25 July 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842158902
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842158906
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 16.8 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,637 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Rick Beech has turned a childhood hobby into a career and since 1990 has been working as an origami expert. In that time Rick has taught hundreds of workshops and has worked in film and television. Through his company, Paper Magic, he provides origami entertainment to a huge client base by performing at dinner parties, award evenings and other corporate functions. His contributions toward a Yellow Pages commercial in 1997 ensured that the animation company involved won a Golden Rose of Montreux award.

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66 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent first book 27 Sep 2004
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This was recommended from an origami enthusiast (who has many origami books)I found on the web. His recommendation was spot-on as an excellent book to start origami which is above child level but not to advanced standard. It is very well presented with good quality colour photographs and has a variety of subjects. I particularly like the little lidded boxes you can fold; very simple and effective. The explanations are provided through photographs not drawings, so following them is fairly easy once you've orientated your paper to look like the photograph. A great starter book.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books on this topic 9 July 2006
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This is probably one of the best introductory books on origami. It is printed on good quality paper and has beautiful photography. It explained the various techniques very clearly and guides you step by step in your discovery of this amazing art form. Buy and give it a try!

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5.0 out of 5 stars LITTLE JEWEL 13 Aug 2007
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I am new to origami. Before this I could only do the usual boat or plane.
This is a perfect introduction to the many aspects of origami. Contains a brief introduction to folding, and then starts with thematic chapters: classical origami, animals, party, geometrical, practical, etc.
The book has good photos, which describe each step clearly. Thus it is instructive and entertaining, you want to learn more about origami. I find the last chapter (modular and geometric origami) particularly inspiring, even if I haven't dared to give it a try.
I find it perfect for anybody who wants to start origaming right away. I would buy it again, without doubt!
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